Man Alive, I’m Going to Britmums Live!

My party shoes are ready (by that, I mean my sneakers/trainers) because I’m going to Britmums Live 2014. For those of you not in the know, it’s the UK’s biggest two-day blogger and social media conference. Many of us BritMums Live attendees are writing posts introducing ourselves. As my blog name suggests, I am an American living in London. I’ve been in the UK for 12 years so my American accent is softer than it used to me, but it gets stronger when I’m around other Americans. I use British words like ‘trash’ instead of ‘garbage’ and ‘pavement’ instead of ‘sidewalk’. But I still call the ‘lift’ the ‘elevator’, and I pronounce tomato as ‘tomayto’ not ‘tomahto’. I sometimes say ‘dude’ and ‘whatevs’. I definitely don’t wear a fanny pack (I’m looking at you Brummy Mummy of 2).
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Name: Elfa
Blog: Californian Mum in London (I’ve just moved from Blogger to self-hosted!)
Twitter ID: @CalifornianMum
Height: 5 ‘6
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Brown
Is this your first blogging conference? Yes. *knees quaking*
Will you attend both days? Yes. I’m even staying at the Travelodge, despite living in London. PARTAY!
What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live? Getting to meet many of the lovely people I’ve met through blogging.
What will you be wearing? A dress and leggings, or maybe jeans and a t-shirt. Depends on the weather. And there’ll be a cardi. There’s always a cardi.
What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live? I hope to get a better understanding of blogging and how I can improve my writing and photo-taking. I’d also love to meet some brands.
Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before? No tips. I know practically nothing (I’ve only been blogging for seven months). So bring on Britmums Live 2014!

29 thoughts on “Man Alive, I’m Going to Britmums Live!

  1. Hope to meet you there! I love that you’re staying in a TravelLodge despite living in London, that’s commitment! x

      1. I hear that everyone just kind of squeals, hugs, and gets talking, and it doesn’t really matter if you recognise the person or not (just sneakily try and peep at the badge they’re wearing). x

  2. A cardi is essential #fact Well I’ll defo see you cos I’m staying at the Travelodge too! Hurrah! X

  3. Oh you are going to love it! The atmosphere is fantastic. I went last year for the first time and have honestly been excited all year to go again! Everyone is just so lovely 😀

  4. Oh I wish I was going 🙁 fingers crossed next year when the twins are bigger. Have a great time x

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